Long Way Home:

A World War II Novel

Now a Kindle e-Book
available through Amazon Kindle Bookstore

Cheryl Head

Nearly one million black soldiers served in World War II–men and women. Most never made it overseas. Long Way Home is the journey of two of these soldiers, from the rural south to a segregated army base near Tucson, where they face a familiar enemy and discover their true selves.

There is a free sample of the first couple of chapters available as well as a fuller description of the story, characters and themes of the novel here.


I've completed my first novel. Now I'm writing short stories and the first installment of a mystery series. My writing focuses on themes of assimilation, race, ambition and tolerance but along the way there will likely be humor, food and a bit of danger.

-Cheryl